On September 15, 2022, Professors Jessica Preece, Dawn-Marie Wood, and Wendy Birmingham joined our Picture a Social Scientist panel highlighting the perspectives and experiences of women in social sciences.
Among the real heroines in the world who will come into the Church are women who are more concerned with being righteous than with being selfish. These real heroines have true humility, which places a higher value on integrity than on visibility...Great women and men are always more anxious to serve than to have dominion. [Spencer W. Kimball, “The Role of Righteous Women,” Ensign, November 1979, p. 104]
“Instead of always trying to be good at everything, I started to think about how can I surround myself with people who have talents and skills that are different than mine…and with our powers combined, we can publish the world.” – Jessica Preece
“You are in charge of your own destiny, and you are allowed to receive your own inspiration and revelation for your own life. You need to take that ability you have…to get to where you want. It’s important to listen to the Spirit when it’s telling you where you need to go.” – Wendy Birmingham
“President Faust said a woman cannot sing all the verses of her song at the same time. I love that. Timing is what’s important. And that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do things sequentially or that you’ll have the opportunity to do all that you envision along that path in sequence. Be prepared for those opportunities when they come.” – Dawn-Marie Wood